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Program Manager Job in Kenya

Position: Health Care Assistant Program Manager

Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

Category: Full Time

About the Organization: Nuru International Kenya is a reputable organization with the mission of ending extreme poverty among poor communities of Kenya in a sustainable, scalable way with interventions in Agriculture, Education, Microfinance, and Health care.

Nuru’s Healthcare Program aims to improve maternal and child health by providing access to tools, changing mind sets and increasing skills.

We train Field Officers to conduct home visits to help families adopt behaviors that help prevent common maternal and child health problems.

We are looking for a Healthcare Assistant Program Manager to fill the vacant position in Kuria West District.

The person shall report directly to the Healthcare Program Manager.

About the Position: Reporting to the Health Care Program manager, the person shall be responsible for assisting the Program Manager in implementing various program based activities so as to accomplish HC program goal in a scalable and sustainable way.

Specific Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Health care Program Manager accomplish the goals of Nuru Kenya and the Health care program in a sustainable and scalable way.  
  • Liaise between field and office staff to ensure effective delivery of health care services and resolve inconsistencies as they arise.
  • Assist in managing the Health care program budget, ensure efficient use of resources and keep orderly records of all expenses.
  • Liaise with the human resources department and follow-up on human resource issues within the department.
  • Assist in weekly planning and coordination of program activities such as field manager meetings.
  • Frequently conduct fieldwork and assist with field operations as required
  • Help develop efficient distribution mechanisms and schedules for health care commodities.
  • Correctly monitors team’s commodity sales and ensures all money and forms are returned to Commodities Team in the Social Enterprises department.
  • Manage and supervise Field Managers
  • Ensures FMs are performing their role efficiently and effectively by doing spot checks, phone checks, monitoring homevisits, mentoring, feedback and other supervision.
  • Responsible for the integrity of the program model and well versed on the history, development and strategy of the model. Capable of developing the strategic vision for the model. Capable of guiding the healthcare program through strategic change.
  • Keep up to date on innovations, best practices, and developments in their respective program area.
  • Responsible for documenting policies, procedures, details of the model and creating and maintaining a program manual.
  • Engage in program specific professional development for oneself and one’s team.
  • Works with M&E to inform data collection of impact and operational metrics and use M&E analysis to inform program decisions.
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly reports and timely submission accordingly.
  • Preparation and execution of a mentorship plan for immediate staff being supervised as per the Nuru Kenya succession policy.
  • Work with the intent to continually improve Healthcare program impact for Nuru farmer families.
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned from to time.

  • Kenyan citizen or the ability to work in Kenya.
  • Completed Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Social or Behavioral Science, Public Health or related field.
  • Advanced computer skills - Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Internet, etc.
  • At least 2 years of project management experience
  • Proven track record of writing reports
  • Analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Supervision, feedback and mentoring experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large budget
  • Commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural areas
  • Speak fluent English (mandatory), Kiswahili (mandatory), and Kikuria (preferred)
  • Possess knowledge and skills in Community strategy/ community health
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in both office and field setting
  • At least 2 years training experience based on job description above
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team

Working Conditions:

Work is performed both in an office environment as well as in the field. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

Applicants must currently live in Kuria West District, or be willing to relocate for this position. 

Do not expect any of the following: relocation pay, monetary support for family relocation, housing or housing allowance, food allowance.

Remuneration: Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

E.O.E: Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

Please complete your application in English

Include your phone number, and turn it in at our main office (see PO Box for mailing information) or email it to  

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

Submit your application by 19th June 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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